１．Date April 20, 2014
２．Time: Roll call Kyu group: 9:00 AM, Yudansha group: 12:30 PM
３．Place: Butokuden Dojo
４．Deadline: March 23, 2014
Kyu 17 years & under $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $20.00
1 Dan $15.00
2 Dan $25.00
3 Dan $35.00
4 Dan $45.00
certificate fee(if passed)
Kyu 17 years & under $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $20.00
1 Dan $30.00
2 Dan $40.00
3 Dan $60.00
4 Dan $80.00
６．Examination items: Kendo match: All ranks (6 Kyu – 4 Dan)
Bokuto Keiko hou fundamental: 1 to 4(3 Kyu); 1 to 6(2 Kyu); 1 to 9(1 Kyu);
Nihon Kendo kata: 1 to 3(1 Kyu); 1 to 5(1 Dan); 1 to 7(2 Dan); 1 to 10(3 Dan and 4 Dan)
Written test: 1 Kyu, 1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan and 4 Dan
(*1) All 1kyu and 1Dan through 4Dan taking exam must complete the attached written test prior to the exam date. They must submit this on the day of the exam. Written test is last stages of your examination.
(*2) Enclosed is only one copy of each Rank test. Therefore, please make additional copies of the written test and distribute to examination applicants.
(*3) Examinees, which successfully pass all stages of the rank exam, MUST pay Certificate (Menjo) fee at the day of the exam, after the results are announced. Without order certificate, the passed rank will annul.
(*4) AUSKF issue Only English certificate.
(*5) All examinees must be a member of AUSKF and pay their annual fee before submit this examination.
Please fill the following foam if you will take this promotion exam.
BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:
As I mentioned during my Christmas presentation, the Steveston Tournament will be on Feb 23, in Steveston, BC, Canada. This is one of the biggest tournament in North America, with participants from Canada, USA, and Hawaii. It is only a 2 hours flight, and the food is great. If you want to stay a few extra days, one of the best skiing in the world, is not too far away. The entry fee is by donation. If you are interested, please sign up using the form below. Please RSVP by January 14.
Date: February 8, 2014 9:00am
Location: McMath High School, 4251 Garry Street, Richmond, B.C.
Hotel Info: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3
Ph: (604) 273.7878
Room rates: $114/night + tax
Junior > 10 Years & Under > 11–13 Years > 14–15 Years Ladies > 16 Years+ (1 Dan & Under) > 16 Years+ Older (2 Dan & Over)
Adult Kyu > 16 Years+ (0–4 KYU) > 16 Years+ (1–3 KYU)
Yudansha > 1–2 dan > 3 dan > 4 dan+
Team Matches > Junior (15 years & under) > Senior (16 years+)
PLEASE NOTE 1. There will only be one (1) encho of “2 min” for individual junior/non-degree/ ladies/1-2 dan divisions as well as only one (1) “3 min” encho for the 3 dan/4 dan & above divisions. 2. Categories are subject to change depending upon the number of entries. 3. Participants will be allowed to enter into one (1) individual category only. 4. Due to the high number of entrants and the use of five (5) courts, it will be the responsibility of each Kenshi/Delegation Leader to ensure that their players are available at their designated courts or risk disqualification.
Date: January 26, 2014
Place: Wilson Park Gymnasium
2200 Crenshaw Blvd.
Dead line: December 22, 2013
17 and under $15.00 (Kyu )
18 and older $20.00 (Adult Kyu and Yudansha)
Bento- $ 8.00
0-6 kyu (13 and under) / 5-4 kyu / 3-1 kyu /Women’s kyu (14 and under)
Adult kyu (18 and older) / Women’s dan / 1-2 dan / 3-4 dan / 5 dan and above
Seniors A (50-59) / Seniors B (60 and older)
Please fill out the below for registration.
Dec 31: Toshigoshi Keiko (11 pm)
This is an annual event at our Dojo. We have been doing Toshigoshi Keiko since the start of our Dojo, back in 2004. We start practice at 11:00PM on new year’s eve, practice until midnight, we stop the Keiko to celebrate the new year, and then we go back to practice again, until approximately 1AM. After practice please stay to enjoy Mrs. Ariga’s delicious Ozoni (Japanese traditional Mochi Soup). All levels from all Dojos are welcome to participate.
Dec 31 Schedule:
- Dojo Opens at 10:45PM
- 2013 Practice starts at 11:15 PM (Jigeiko Only, so please warm up yourself prior to Keiko)
- 2013 Practice ends at 11:55 PM
- New Year Celebration!
- 2014 Practice starts at 00:10 AM
- 2014 Practice ends at 00:50 AM
- Ozoni and Sake Party
Pictures from 2012 – 2013 Toshigoshi Keiko
Please sign up below, so we now approximate people are coming, in order to prepare the Ozoni.
Dec.28 and 29, 2013: All divisions except Men’s
Jan.4 and 5, 2014: Men’s division only
$25 / one division
December 8th, 2013
The SCKO already announced qualifications by first letter (2014 Team SCKO Guidelines) but if you didn’t have it, visit www.scko.org and download available.
Kenshis may only compete in One (1) division for the AUSKF Championships. however, you may enter a kenshi in as many divisions as desired for the SCKO qualification process, as long as the participate meets the eligibility requirements, and pays the appropriate entry fee of $25 per division entered. Entry fee are non-refundable.
The divisions of 2014 AUSKF Championship are not settle by AUSKF yet but we will start registration based on last time AUSKF Championship.
Men: 16 years and over
Women: 16 years and over
Jr. Youth Boys: 12- 15 years
Jr. Youth Girls: 12- 15 years
Sr. Youth Boys: 16 – 18 years
Sr. Youth Girls: 16 – 18 years
Senior 50 years + and 3 Dan or higher.
Adult (Mudansha): 19 + and 1 Kyu or lower.
Date: Saturday December 14th, 2013
SCKO, SCKF, and WKF will hold special kendo seminar by Hamasaki sensei 8dan from Japan. I will update details as soon as I receive more information from AUSKF.
Date : Sunday, December 8th
Roll Call : 8:30am
Shinpan Meeting Start : 8:45am
Tournament Start : 9:00am
Location : Cerritos Community Regional Park (19700 South Bloomfield Ave Cerritos, CA 90710)
Eligibility : SCKO Members Only
Entree Fee : None
Bento : All Shinpan and Volunteers, Lunch will be provided by SCKO. *Shinpan must be 3 Dan & Over.
Dead Line : November 20th
*Competition format for Non-Bogu is as follows:
Non-Bogu Matches : Single Elimination
Men 2 times, Kote 2 times, Do 2 times for the first match,
Kirikaeshi for the second to semi final match,
Kote-Men 2 times, Kote-Do 2 times in final match.
Winners will be judged by Shinpan.
9 & Under Boys & Girls
10 – 12 Boys & Girls
13&Over Women’s Kyu
13&Over Women’s Dan
13&Over Men’s Kyu
13&Over Men’s Dan (1-2Dan Only)
Men’s Dan (Over 3Dan, Any Age)
Groups of 3 Round-Robin Matches, followed by single elimination tournament
Each participant can enter in only one division.
Rank as of November 1st, 2013.
Team Match Division (One or Two Teams per Dojo)
Senpo : 12 & Under
Jiho : 18 & Under
Chuken : Woman Any Rank
Fukusho : 19 & Older Any Rank
Taisho : 19 & Older Any Rank
Team Matches : Single Elimination
Please fill out the application below:
Pictures from 2012 Butokuden Kendo Christmas Party.
AUSKF Referee Seminar: Zone 3 (NCKF and CCKF)
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17, 2013
DEAD LINE: OCTOBER 24, 2013
Sponsored by: All U.S. Kendo Federation
Organizing Committee: AUSKF Competition Committee
Instructors: Selected instructors from AUSKF
- Sat., Nov.16th: Leigh High School
(9am – 5pm) 5210 Leigh Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
(8am – 9am) Meeting for all 7 dan sensei – required
- Sun., Nov. 17th: Leigh High School
(8:30am – 12pm)
What each person should bring:
- Kendo-gi and bogu (participants are expected to actively participate as shiai-sha as well)
- Mejirushi (tasuki) for self
- Shimpan-ki (referee flags) for self
- FIK Referee Rules and Regulations Handbook (2006 version)
o mandatory (read prior to attending seminar)
o recommended: AJKF Shimpan Tebiki (Supplementary Handbook)
(Courtesy of Stroud-sensei, Idaho Kendo Dojo)
download at: http://www.idaho-kendo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/shinpan_tebiki_rv06.2010.pdf
- Pen/pencil and notepad (always good to take notes!)
Who should attend?
- Kenshi 3-dan to 7-dan
- Why? To improve their shimpan skills
- Any kenshi with desire to learn is a plus
- Additionally: possible consideration for US Championship referee selection
Method of instruction/training:
o A.M.: Instructional
Instructions on rules/regulations and theory
Note: Be familiar with “basic conduct/movement/flag positioning/judgment calls,” as we will assume that 3-dan and above are knowledgeable of these items. This will expedite the morning session.
o P.M.: Practical
Training exercises with multiple courts with immediate feedback from instructors
Questions and answer as time permits
Godo-keiko with all participants as time permits
o A.M.: Practical exercises continued
Hotel Info: We recommend the following hotels, but have not made any special arrangements.
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA
Biltmore Hotel and Suites Santa Clara Hotel
2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA
New Port Restaurant
1696 South Wolfe Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost:$30/person (drinks not included) – Pay at Door
Bento for Saturday/Sunday:
Cost: $10/day (includes drink)
Airport to/from hotel: On own. However, please let us know group (names) and flight schedule. Confirmation of this service will be given at later date.
To/From seminar venue: NCKF will provide transportation from hotel to gym.
Please let us know your arrangements.